Nancy Kerschen - 'L'Estranger' Lieu-dit Les Rivoires 2018
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Although heavily involved in the Cecillon estate for years, Nancy had been itching to get back to work on a project of her own.
This is the first year that she's been able to put her own name on a wine made entirely by herself, with fruit that she's farmed by hand on the single vineyard of 'Les Rivoires', a plot of land in Tournon sur Rhône formerly classified as Saint-Joseph.
Only 900 bottles are made in this inaugural vintage, and the wine itself is impressively complex while showing fresh fruit. We can't wait to see what Nancy comes up with next!
Annual Production: 900 per year
Blend: 100% Syrah
Terroir: Granite and Clay
Winemaking: Native yeasts, Fermentation in open inox tank during 22 days, punching and refilling, 70% whole cluster
Drinking Window: 2019-2025
Nancy and Julien's winery was only created in 2011 but already they've won fans and critics over with their passion, uncanny know-how, and also of course excellent viticulture. It's run organically and sustainably, with minimum SO2 at bottling, wild yeasts, and generally old oak.
They have some excellent vineyards in the appellations of Saint Joseph and Crozes-Hermitage, and the two have extensive experience working in wineries such as Yves Cuilleron, Fabrice Gripa, Christophe Curtat, JC Cellars, Clos du Val, Saintsbury, Indevin and Saronsberg.
Julien, who is a local of Tournon-sur-Rhône and nephew of Jean Louis Grippat, met Nancy in the US, and after a few years of working and travelling with wine, they decided to return home to create Cave Julien Cécillon. We couldn't be happier to represent their wines here in Hong Kong exclusively.